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2013
Tenderfoot Rank Requirements
 

     

Tenderfoot

     
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NOTE: Alternate requirements for the Tenderfoot rank are available for Scouts with physical or mental disabilities if they meet the criteria listed on the Alternate Requirements Page

 

 

Requirements:                                                                                                          source: Boy Scout Requirements, 2013 Edition

1.

Present yourself to your leader, properly dressed, before going on an overnight camping trip.  Show the camping gear you will use.  Show the right way to pack and carry it.

2.

Spend at least one night on a patrol or troop campout.  Sleep in a tent you have helped pitch.

3.

On the campout, assist in preparing and cooking one of your patrol's meals.  Tell why it is important for each patrol member to share in meal preparation and cleanup, and explain the importance of eating together.

4a.

Demonstrate how to whip and fuse the ends of a rope.

4b.

Demonstrate that you how to tie the following knots and tell what their uses are: two half hitches and the taut-line hitch.

4c.

Using the EDGE method, teach another person hot to tie the square knot.

5.

Explain the rules of safe hiking, both on the highway and cross-country, during the day and at night.  Explain what to do if you are lost.

6.

Demonstrate how to display, raise, lower, and fold the American flag.

7.

Repeat from memory and explain in your own words the Scout Oath, Law, motto, and slogan.

8.

Know your patrol name, give the patrol yell, and describe your patrol flag

9.

Explain the importance of the buddy system as it relates to your personal safety on outings and in your neighborhood.  Describe what a bully is and how you should respond to one.

10a.

Record your best in the following tests:

CURRENT RESULTS

Push ups __________

Pull-ups __________

Sit-ups __________

Standing long jump ( ______ ft. ______ in.)

1/4-mile walk/run _________________

 

30 DAYS LATER

Push ups __________

Pull-ups __________

Sit-ups __________

Standing long jump ( ______ ft. ______ in.)

1/4-mile walk/run _________________

10b.

Show improvement in the activities listed in requirement 10a after practicing for 30 days.

11.

Identify local poisonous plants; tell how to treat for exposure to them

12a.

Demonstrate how to care for someone who is choking

12b.

Show Show first aid for the following:

- Simple cuts and scrapes

- Blisters on the hand and foot

- Minor (thermal/heat) burns or scalds (superficial, or first degree)

- Bites or stings of insects and ticks

- Venomous snakebite

- Nosebleed

- Frostbite and sunburn

13.

Demonstrate Scout spirit by living the Scout Oath and Scout Law in your everyday life.  Discuss four specific examples of how you have lived the points of the Scout Law in your daily life.

14.

Participate in a Scoutmaster conference

15.

Complete your board of review


this page last reviewed and updated - January 2013